Stop!!

When you execute something that you did not want to happen, the output just keeps going like crazy and you really want to stop it. For example, I enter locate a, the command will search for everything with the letter a, which means millions. I need to interrupt and stop the execution.

Stop an execution

To interrupt whatever is going on, use

Ctrl+c

This will stop everything. Use this command wisely, you don’t want to interrupt an installation as it will mess your files and directories up.